So, you’ve seen the stellar reviews and seen the gorgeous styling – you’ve decided to buy a Hyundai SUV! You’re already off to a fantastic start but between two of the most popular models, the Hyundai Kona vs. Tucson, which one is the right choice for your needs? While both models offer slightly different driving experiences, both are exceptional vehicles that are sure to impress. Let’s take a deeper dive into the specs of both Hyundai models.
If you’re on a budget, you might lean toward the Hyundai Kona. The Kona is a slightly smaller model with a starting MSRP of just $18,740, while the Hyundai Tucson starts at $20,850. Over the span of the loan, the price difference is not too significant for those who prefer the Tucson. Still, you could save around $2,000 by opting for the Kona instead.
Both vehicles offer a lively and efficient performance, thanks to Hyundai’s legendary engineering. However, it’s important to think about what you want out of your next vehicle. Do you want a powerhouse? The Tucson offers a 161-hp 2.0L I4 and 181-hp 2.4L I4 with 1,500 pounds of towing capacity. The Hyundai Kona offers a 147-hp 2.0L I4 and 175-hp 1.6L turbo I4. While those options produce slightly less horsepower, the Kona makes up for the difference with an extra 3 miles per gallon on the highway. This efficient vehicle is perfect for those who want to cut fuel costs.
Both Hyundai models offer roomy rides, but the Tucson has a little extra elbow room that you may or may not prefer. Take a look at two side by side:
Between the Hyundai Kona vs. Tucson, have you found your winner? Whether you choose the powerful Tucson or the fuel-friendly Kona, you’re bound to fall in love with your upcoming Hyundai! Contact us at Planet Hyundai with any questions or swing by for your test drive. Still researching? See our comparison of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson vs. Santa Fe.
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